Vocal fireworks from Brooklyn

Mar 08, 2018
The Regina Bonelli Band

Rockland — The Monday Night Blues series continues March 19 with a 7 to 10 p.m. show by the Regina Bonelli Band in the upstairs music room of Time Our Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $10 at the door.

Inspired by early blues and R&B legends of the 1960s and ‘70s, Bonelli began singing and playing piano at age 5. Ten years later, after picking up a guitar, she was out on the scene in New York City, performing her original songs at all the clubs. As the years went by, she had two children and raised them on her own … life and love gave her more than enough inspiration to sing the blues.

This winter, powerhouse vocalist Bonelli entered the conversation about abuse of women with “Don’t You Put Your Hands on Me”; the single joined another, “A Little Rain Must Fall,” that has put Bonelli back onto the radio play map worldwide. The Brooklyn-based R&B force’s band is a top-notch unit that delivers an authentic, gritty blues and soul sound.

Upcoming in the weekly series are: March 26, Angela Easley Band ($10); April 2, TBA; April 16, Memphis Lightning Band ($10); April 16, John Primer ($15); April 23, double show with Gracie Curran and Victor Wainwright bands ($20; starts 6 p.m.).

Doors open an hour before shows. Schedule is subject to change. For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link; visit the Monday Night Blues Facebook page; call 593-9336; or email bluesman@midcoast.com. Also on the site are information and ticket sales for this summer’s North Atlantic Blues Festival, set for July 14 and 15.

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